|Artist: Munier, 1888|
The following is a quote that has often been on my mind:
“Women of God can never be like women of the world.
The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender.
There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind.
There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined.
We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith.
We have enough greed; we need more goodness.
We have enough vanity; we need more virtue.
We have enough popularity; we need more purity."
~Margaret D. Nadauld
Taking a stand as Women of God is never an easy thing. A video about fighting the plague of p*rnography recently came to my attention. There is an organization called Morality in Media that is teaming up with other similar groups to stand up and ask our government leaders to uphold the obscenity laws that are already in existence.
One woman in the organization who posted a video (VIEWER BEWARE: She does describe some of what she saw. I turned down the volume during that part of the video. I just want you to be aware before you view.) of her experience of being exposed to p*rn on an airline flight has been working hard to help remove filthy material from airlines, libraries, and schools.
Since she decided to take a stand and make the video, she has been bombarded with hate mail and even threats against her life.
Standing up for righteousness is never an easy thing! And in this day and age, it might just be dangerous. But when we choose to stand up and speak out, we also have God on our side, helping us, so we have no need to fear.
Right now, there is a petition we can sign which is asking for a Congressional Hearing on the issue of p*rnography. There are already laws in place that prohibit this kind of material in our country, but the laws are being ignored by those in authority-- those that we have elected to uphold the law! Will you join me in signing the petition here?
The content of the letter is this:
We, the undersigned, strongly urge you to hold hearings on the harm from pornography and the need to vigorously enforce U. S. laws prohibiting distribution of obscene adult pornography. The U.S. Department of Justice has stopped all enforcement of these laws at a time when our nation is suffering an untreated pandemic of harm from pornography.Last April, 117 Members of Congress, 75 from the House and 42 from the Senate, sent the attached letters to U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder calling to his attention the evidence that pornography is causing profound harms and urging him to vigorously enforce federal obscenity laws. Those laws prohibit distribution of obscene (hardcore) pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops, through the mail, and by common carrier.In their letter to General Holder the Members noted that “illegal adult obscenity contributes to violence against women, addiction, harm to children, and sex trafficking. This material harms individuals, families, and communities and the problems are only getting worse.”We also know that consumption of adult pornography leads many consumers to harder and more deviant material over time and even leads many to consume child pornography, contributing to the widespread and increasing problem of child pornography distribution in America. Children are also too often targeted by the pornography industry through free distribution of illegal hardcore Internet offerings, leading many child consumers into sexual exploitive behaviors and life-long accompanying problems.We believe that the U. S. Congress needs to do more to explore the true harms of pornography and that a Congressional hearing in either or both the Committee on the Judiciary and Committee on Energy and Commerce, bringing together leading medical professionals and researchers on the subject of harm from pornography, is now vitally necessary.The harms of pornography are devastating youth, families, marriages and country.We respectfully request a hearing on the pandemic of harm from pornography.Most Sincerely,
List of Signatures
We should do all we can to remove this evil and its devastation from our lives, our homes, our communities, and our country.
Fresh courage take,
Thank you for sharing. This is something we really need to be actively fighting. It truly destroys families as well as individuals.ReplyDelete
Great post. Thanks for sharing. I pray it fly around the web to all places!ReplyDelete
Great post! It really can be hard and very "unpopular" to stand up for what's right - even with other church members! I was horrified when I learned about this problem of P in public places! We need to take a stand and fight this! I went to the link to sign the petition but I can't seem to figure out how to sign it - the big button at the bottom of the letter doesn't do anything. Help?ReplyDelete
There is a box near the top of the linked page where you type in your name, zip code, and e-mail address. Then you click on the button within the box that says "Sign the Petition."
Then, the box should change to say: "Thank you for signing the petition. Here are more ways to help: 'Like' us on facebook; Share this effort with others" and has facebook and Twitter buttons.
If you're not seeing the box at the top, you may want to try a new browser. (I use Chrome, and can see it fine.)
I hope this helps-- thank sooo much for joining in standing up for this cause!
My signature will definitely be on there. I come from a family who was devastated by the effects of the "P" word. I'd love to see it wiped from the earth...before it's all burned in the end.ReplyDelete